Overall: 4.1 / 5 based on 51 reviews
43 of 51 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Good Simple Product -
By: Nick2525 from SLC, UT
Sharp snips! My old pair of snips (no name brand) struggled snipping line so I upgraded to Orvis snips and they haven't failed me. They're good looking and sharp.
Easy nymphing -
By: Lillois from Sonoma
I love these snips... easy to tie and the best if you want to use two flies. Great for nymphing! Try them on.
These are THE snips! -
By: Tybol from North Carolina
The Orvis Ergonomic Snips do a great job of clipping of the tag ends of threads, shortening wings that are a little too long, clearing eyelets of excess head cement, and that's about it... They are designed for a simple purpose, and execute their job flawlessly!
Great nippers -
By: MonTara007 from missoula
These are comfortable and easy to use. Just what nippers should be.
So Sharp -
By: River51 from Davis CA
I've purchased many different types of snippers over the years, and they all invariably go dull. This one is the best and the sharpest. It does what it has to do, with ease and simplicity.
Gift for daughter -
By: Huronman from Ann Arbor, Mi.
I've used these snips for a couple of years now and they are great. They have held up well, are significantly more comfortable and easier to use than the older non-ergo model. My daughter inherited an older Orvis model from me and has wished aloud many times on the stream for snips like mine. She will get her wish this Christmas! (I also bought an extra pair for backup). Great product!
Good quality nipper -
By: Timbikerdude from Rathdrum, Idaho
The nipper works well and is reasonably priced. I have big hands and fingers and the nipper is easier to operate for me.
Great Snips! -
By: Stephen85 from Decatur, AL
Top 100 Contributor
These are great sharp snips. They take little effort to cut leader and were an upgrade to the snips I had. Only reason I gave 4 stars was due to price.
Decent Ergonomic Snips -
By: FarandFine from Alexandria, VA
Top 10 Contributor
I attached these to my lanyard system and find them to be very good for cutting common fly fishing leaders, tippet and fly lines. They are not especially good for wire, fused or braided lines. The shape is comfortable and it fits nicely between thumb and forefinger. I also appreciate the eye cleaning needle on the side. I spend some time at my local Orvis store inspecting and selecting a pair that had perfectly aligned and machined cutting surfaces. Do this if you have the chance; others have also noted gaps in the cutting surface that will reduce cutting performance. Not nearly the quality of the Abel nippers (fraction of the price, as well). However, these are a decent pair of nippers at a reasonable price.